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When We Were Young And Unafraid

Closed August 10, 2014

Cherry Jones heads up a first-rate cast

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Why See When We Were Young And Unafraid?

Two-time Tony winner Cherry Jones stars in this brand new drama about a 1970s women's refuge, playing the role of Agnes - the woman who transforms her bed and breakfast into an underground shelter for female victims of domestic violence and abuse. The play is set in a time before the Roe v. Wade case which helped redefine US abortion laws.

When a young runaway name Mary Anne comes to stay (Zoe Kazan), her more modern views cause Agnes' teenage daughter Penny (Morgan Saylor) to start questioning her own future. In the face of this burgeoning self-awareness and the growing influence of feminist beliefs, Agnes begins to question her own assumptions about the women she has been assisting for so many years.

When We Were Young And Unafraid is a powerful and moving play about the impact people can have in our lives to help us reshape our views of the world, and rediscover our own destiny. Written by Sarah Treem, this world premiere production of When We Were Young And Unafraid is directed by Pam MacKinnon.

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Dates

Previews from: 22 May 2014

Opening night: 17 June 2014

Audience

May not be suitable for younger audience members

Run time

Two hours and 15 minutes with one interval

Cast and Creative

Cast

Cherry Jones as Agnes
Zoe Kazan as Mary Anne
Morgan Saylor as Penny
Cherise Boothe
Patch Darragh

Creative

Written by Sarah Treem
Directed by Pam McKinnon
Scenic design by Scott Pask
Costumes by Jessica Pabst
Lighting by Russell H. Champa
Original music and sound design by Broken Chord
Fight direction by Thomas Schall

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